SFJ diversity fellowship seeks journalists of color to join us in New Orleans

SFJ diversity fellowship seeks journalists of color to join us in New Orleans

2018SFJfellows

Are you a journalist of color interested in features writing? Do you know someone who is?

The Society for Features Journalism is again sponsoring the Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellowship Program for U.S. journalists of color in conjunction with its annual conference, which this year is in New Orleans.

Diversity Fellows will learn what’s happening in features departments nationwide while networking with outstanding journalists specializing in lifestyle, culture and entertainment coverage.

Fellowships cover SFJ conference registration, airfare within the U.S. and hotel. Fellows also will be reimbursed for expenses toward baggage and transportation.

What’s required?

RESUME + ESSAY: A resume and single-page essay explaining what you love about your job and how you have distinguished yourself in arts and/or features coverage.

PHOTO: A photo of yourself for the conference program and SFJ website.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: One letter from someone who can talk about your work.

WORK SAMPLES:
› For writers, three storytelling examples.
› For editors, three samples of sections you edited with comments on how stories were generated or edited.
› For copy editors, three headlines with attached stories, plus two stories with editing comments.
› For designers, three samples of layouts.
› For journalists with online-only work, list website links in your application letter.

Deadline for applying is May 25.

Selections will be announced by June 10. Email applications, with attached PDFs, to Jeneé Osterheldt at josterheldt@kcstar.com.

See poster for details!

 

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SFJ18 writing contest seeks: best print section

Certificate

 

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Section category! The sections must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

020 BEST SECTION
The best your publication has to offer in printed A&E, features and lifestyle coverage.

Submit five sections from the 2016 calendar year. One must be an arts-and-entertainment-themed section, and one must be a Sunday section. (If your publication doesn’t print on Sunday, submit one section from Saturday or from your premiere weekly section and add a note of explanation).

The other three are the editor’s choice from regularly appearing features sections. Entries are judged on content, which includes the range of topics, depth, voice and style; service, which includes the inclusion of everyday people, useful information and the level of reader interaction; and design, which includes the use of photos and illustrations, headlines, navigational tools and the “wow” factor. One hard copy of each section is required. One entry consists of one copy of each of the five sections and PDFs of three of the submitted section fronts (PDFs of the section fronts only).

On the back of each section, attached a printed version of the entry label, which automatically appears after each entry is submitted.

Mail entries to SPJ-SFJ Contest 2017, Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. Also, attach PDFs of the front or cover page from three of the submitted entries.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Best features digital presence

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Features Digital Presence category! The entries must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

019 BEST FEATURES DIGITAL PRESENCE
The best your publication has to offer in digital A&E, features and lifestyle coverage. Submit links to a website; features channel; app; or social-media page such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter. Entries are judged on content, which includes timeliness, depth of coverage, voice and style. One entry consists of links to a website, features channel, social-media pages or app.

SPJ18 writing contest seeks: Best special section

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best Special Section category! The sections must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

017 BEST SPECIAL SECTION
A special section published either in print and/or online once a year. (For sections
published two or more times, enter Best Niche Product.)

Submit one section from the 2017 calendar year or provide the URL. Each entry must also include a PDF of the cover or homepage of the section. On the back of each hard-copy issue, attach a printed entry label, which automatically appears after each entry is submitted.

Mail entries to SPJ-SFJ Contest 2018, Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909
N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Entries must be postmarked by March 2, 2018.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: best college features journalist

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Best College Features Journalist category! The stories must have been published in 2017.

Link to our contest site: https://betternewspapercontest.com/

022 BEST COLLEGE FEATURES JOURNALIST
Open to any college student whose work appeared in or on an officially recognized student media source (newspaper, website, podcast, TV station, radio station, etc.). Journalists should submit up to three features that appeared in the calendar year.

Fee to enter is $25. The winner will receive a $500 award.

Deadline to enter is March 2, 2018.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Digital innovation category

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Digital Innovation category! The stories must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

016 DIGITAL INNOVATION
New or improved digital ventures, which can include new or upgraded websites, apps,  social-media experiments or other ways to share information in the digital world. Entries will be judged on creativity and impact. Must include a description of no more than 250 words on how the innovation came about, its goals and its success. Submit explanation as a Word document attachment or enter explanation in the “Comments, Credits & Other Info” field on the entry form. One entry consists of one innovation, such as an app or a website.

NOTE: All entries, regardless of circulation group, compete in one group.

SFJ18 writing contest seeks: Diversity in digital features

Certificate

Enter our annual Excellence-in-Writing contest’s Diversity in Digital Features category! The stories must have been published in 2017. Deadline is March 2.

First-place winners receive $300.

To see all our categories, click here.

To go directly to our contest website, click here.

015 DIVERSITY IN DIGITAL FEATURES
The coverage of any A&E, features or lifestyle topic that highlights the diversity within a publication’s audience. Diversity can include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies. One entry consists of a story or a series of stories on the same diversity topic. Multiple bylines accepted. This award is sponsored by the SFJ Foundation.